December 24, 2013
The Federal Court has made a ruling preventing the deportation of an asylum seeker.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison ordered the man be sent back to Iraq after he was refused a protection visa and missed the deadline to appeal.
The man was supposed to leave for Baghdad last week, but lawyers sought a Federal Court injunction stalling the move.
The Federal Court today ruled he should stay in Australia while the case is reconsidered amid new evidence his appeal paperwork was botched by an alleged con man.